The Department of Dining Services at West Virginia University is inviting applications for a Dietitian position. This position reports the Director of WVU Dining Services setting policies and procedures within the guidelines of Dining Services Strategic Plan as it pertains to all nutritional aspects including but not limited to: Food Allergies, Nutritional Counseling (Medical Nutrition Therapy - Eating Disorders - Weight Loss/Gain, etc.), Food Labeling and Nutrition Education across campuses for Residential Dining, Catering and Retail operations. Coordinated nutritional care for any and all WVU Student Health, WellWVU and WVU Carruth Center. Plans, develops and consults on all menus and standardized recipes utilized within Dining Services. Counsels WVU students/staff/faculty on special/medical dietary needs and weight management. Develops and continually expands Dining Services' nationally recognized "Healthy U" program. Maintains the computerized inventory for 21 locations.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Set policies and procedures within the guidelines of Dining Services' Strategic Plan with regard to all nutritional aspects of menu development for Dining Services' Residential Dining, Catering and Retail operations. For Catering and Residential Dining, advises on special requests for vegan, food allergies, diabetic circumstances as demanded by Catering clientele.
Participate in the development of short- and long-range goals and objectives with the implementation of the policies and procedures for Dining Services along with other Assistant Directors of Dining Services and other managers throughout the department. Plan and implement strategies for accomplishing short- and long-range goals.
Develop the daily, weekly, monthly, and annual menus and menu cycles ensuring proper nutritional value for 6000 residents and 2000 off campus meal plan holders. Consider seasonal market availability of foods according to patron preferences, caloric content, and food costs during the establishment of menus. Oversee and assure that menus are posted on the Dining Services' webpage on a timely basis. Develops cycle menus specific to each dining hall.
Develop, maintain and implement the Wellness Program to ensure health screening and education for Dining Services including re-certification of the Wellness Program every 2 years. Organize Health Fairs/Health Screenings which monitors weight maintenance, blood pressures, body fat analysis and educates on all health matters.
Oversee and assist in the development of electronic nutrition information including but not limited to: Social Media (Facebook- Twitter), podcasting, QR codes and smartphone aps.
Serve as Staff Advisor and sets policies and procedures for WVU Student Organization [email protected] a student organization developed to serve as a resource for those students attending WVU who maintain a gluten free diet.
Develop the nutrition information for the Wellness Centers located in Board Plan and Retail Operations which includes nutritional brochures, charts and up-to-date trends on nutrition and health.
Serve and act as the Medical Nutrition Therapist contact for WVU Carruth Center and WVU Student Health Services at the WVU Health Science Center for the entire WVU student population. This consulting deals with a wide variety of medical conditions including but not limited to: Weight gain/weight loss, Diabetes, Eating Disorders, High Blood Lipids, Chron's Disease, Celiac Disease, etc.
Plan and develop standardized recipes for each food product included in food service menus for all operations throughout Dining Services. Extend recipes to serve large quantities. Evaluate recipes in current use and makes adjustments as necessary. Train Food Service Managers, Supervisors, Lead Workers, Workers and Assistants in the proper use of the recipe. Test new recipes and food items by preparing the items, making necessary adjustments to the recipe and offering recommendations on acceptance or rejection of recipe.
Oversee the internships of 12 - 15 Dietetic Interns that are assigned to Dining Services for a period of 6 interns for 16 weeks and 6 for a twelve-week period. Dictate the interns schedule and assures their completion of mandatory tasks assigned by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for eligibility to sit for the national board exam qualifying each candidate to practice as a Registered Dietitian.
Serves and advises the National and Mid-Atlantic National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) related to current and ever-changing nutrition issues and trends. Will serve as the Nutrition Committee Chair if appointed by the Mid-Atlantic President.
Attends staff meetings and provides input into the establishment of departmental policies, procedures, goals and objectives. Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, conferences, professional affiliations, etc. to keep abreast of nutrition, food safety, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in nutrition/dietetics;
Masters degree in Nutrition or related field preferred;
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of Two (2) years of experience with the following:
Experience in varied aspects of wellness programming (to include training and presentation experience).
Experience in clinical dietetics required (large scale food service menu development experience, preferred).
Demonstrated skills at determining the standard nutritional value of foods and evaluating food content.
Demonstrated skills at explaining food preparation and production and proper food handling and sanitation guidelines.
Demonstrated excellent skills at communicating orally and in written format.
Demonstrated skills at using a computer for basic programs.
Demonstrated counseling abilities to deal with health issues of clientele.
Must be a Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and maintain certification through Continuing Education Units (CEU) of 10 units per year and 75 units over a period of 5 years to be verified by West Virginia Dietetic Association.
Valid driver's license (visits all dining locations on Morgantown campus along with regional campuses).
West Virginia Licensed Dietitian (required within 30 days of employment).
West Virginia Department of Health Food Handlers Permit (required within 30 days of employment).
Must be Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) certified/compliant.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Nov 9, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 215683
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West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.